a unit, as a statampere, in the system of electric units derived from the force of repulsion between two static charges.
Abbreviation: esu, ESU.
any unit that belongs to a system of electrical cgs units in which the electric constant is given the value of unity and is taken as a pure number Abbreviation ESU, e.s.u. Compare electromagnetic unit
[ih-lek-truh-strik-shuh n] /ɪˌlɛk trəˈstrɪk ʃən/ noun, Physics. 1. elastic deformation produced by an electric field, independent of the polarity of the field. /ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈstrɪkʃən/ noun 1. the change in dimensions of a dielectric occurring as an elastic strain when an electric field is applied
[ih-lek-troh-sur-juh-ree] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˈsɜr dʒə ri/ noun 1. the use in of an electric instrument, as an acusector, or of an electric current, as in electrocoagulation; surgical diathermy. /ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ/ noun 1. the surgical use of electricity, as in cauterization electrosurgery e·lec·tro·sur·ger·y (ĭ-lěk’trō-sûr’jə-rē) n. The surgical use of high-frequency electric current for cutting or destroying tissue, as […]
[ih-lek-troh-sin-thuh-sis] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˈsɪn θə sɪs/ noun, Chemistry. 1. effected by electrolytic oxidation or reduction.
[ih-lek-troh-tak-sis] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˈtæk sɪs/ noun, Biology. 1. . electrotaxis e·lec·tro·tax·is (ĭ-lěk’trō-tāk’sĭs) n. Movement of organisms or cells in response to an electric current. Also called electrotropism.